The Korte Company embarked on their first project for the Highland Community School District in 1970. Since that inaugural endeavor, the company has successfully delivered numerous projects for the district. Among these, the most recent collaboration stands out: the Highland Primary School, a state-of-the-art institution designed for pre-K through second-grade students. Spanning an impressive 89,000 square feet, this visionary facility will be situated on a sprawling 43-acre parcel, conveniently located just half a mile away from the current primary school site.
“A new primary school will create facilities that foster the growth and achievements of students, staff members, curriculum, and the community. The new building will also reflect the district’s values, offering attractive, efficient, and functional facilities,” said Superintendent Mike Sutton.
Currently, students and faculty must navigate between the primary and elementary school buildings for elective classes such as art, music and physical education. But with the upcoming construction, this logistical challenge will soon become a thing of the past.
Upon completion, the existing primary school on Lindenthal Avenue will be demolished to make way for a brand-new parking lot, access drive and playground dedicated to the third- through fifth-graders attending the nearby elementary school.